Medicaid and Maryland Children's Health Program

Find out how you can enroll in Medicaid

If you’re a Frederick County, Maryland, resident and think you or your family may be eligible for Medicaid or other income-qualifying medical insurance programs, you can find help for eligibility and enrollment right here. Below are several common questions that can guide you to the answers you’re looking for. If you have other questions, please call 301-600-3124.

Medicaid (MA)

  • Single adults
  • Families with children

Maryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP/Free and Premium Programs)

  • Children up to age 19
  • Pregnant women of any age

You can apply on a walk-in basis at the Frederick County Health Department at 350 Montevue Lane during the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • Thursday and Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm

There may be times when our hours could change so please call ahead or refer to the Frederick County Health Department website for any updates

At the Frederick County Health Department, you will meet one-on-one with one of our Caseworkers. The Caseworker will create an online account for you through the Maryland Health Connection website and assist you with completing the new or renewal application. If you need verifications, the Caseworker will help you complete that process as well. Once an MCO (Managed Care Organization) and PCP (Primary Care Doctor) are selected, the Caseworker will complete the entire enrollment process with you here.

  • Birth dates, Social Security, or Tax ID numbers of all household members
  • Sources and amounts of income for all household members
  • Citizenship or immigration status for all applicants
  • Health care coverage information for any applicants covered by current health insurance

  • Visits to the doctor, including regular check-ups
  • Care while pregnant
  • Family planning and birth control
  • Prescription drugs
  • X-ray and lab services
  • Hospital services
  • Home health services
  • Hospice services
  • Emergency services
  • OB/GYN care for women
  • Eye exams for adults, children, and pregnant women
  • Primary mental health services through your doctor
  • Specialty mental health and substance abuse treatment through the Behavioral Health System (800-888-1965)
  • Transportation services
  • Immunizations (shots)
  • Vision care, including exams and glasses each year
  • Dental care (limited for non-pregnant adults)

To be eligible for Maryland Medical Assistance programs, individuals and families must meet annual income requirements. YOU ARE ELIGIBLE if your income DOES NOT EXCEED the figures below according to the number of people in your family.

Number of People in Family Families & Single Adults Children Children Low (Premium) Children High (Premium) Pregnant Women
1 $20,783 $31,777 $39,758 $48,493 N/A
2 $28,218 $43,145 $53,962 $65,817 $53,962
3 $35,637 $54,489 $68,165 $83,140 $68,165
4 $43,056 $65,832 $82,368 $100,464 $82,368
5 $50,491 $77,201 $96,571 $117,788 $96,571
6 $57,910 $88,544 $110,774 $135,111 $110,774
7 $62,680 $99,887 $124,978 $152,435 $124,978
8 $69,784 $111,256 $139,181 $169,758 $139,181
Add for each additional person $7,104 $11,369 $14,203 $17,324 $14,203
Your total monthly payment $0 $0 $68 $85 $0

Yearly MCHP Income Guidelines Effective Jan 1, 2024
*Premium cost is per family/household each month.

If your income exceeds the requirements shown above, you may be eligible for a Qualified Health Plan and referred to the in-house Navigator after your eligibility decision has been made.

Call 301.600.3124
for assistance

We are available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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